Eight new COVID-19 cases on Kaua‘i Friday

LIHU‘E — Friday, the state Department of Health Kaua‘i District Health Office reported eight new cases of COVID-19 on Kaua‘i, all residents, two children and six adults.

All of the cases are attributed to community-spread. Four of the community-acquired infections are close contacts of a previously announced case or tied to an active cluster. The remaining four community-acquired cases have no known source of infection.

This brings the number of active cases to 57, with one hospitalized, and 2,531 cumulative cases.

A free mobile testing van is available for walk-ins from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hanalei Neighborhood Center today and the Mayor Bryan J. Baptiste Sports Complex in Kapa‘a on Sunday.

Free drive-thru testing is available daily at Lihu‘e Pharmacy Group, Kolopa Street near the Puhi Safeway, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Appointments are highly recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. For an appointment, register online at PreventCOVIDHI.com or call 808-635-4968.

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